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Pack it in with pentagons News

by David, 23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Image of a grid, each square is a differrent colour and divided up by different shaped pentagons.

What kinds of shapes pack a flat surface with no gaps? Squares are great for floor tiles, and bees stick hexagons together. With a bit of work, you can get any triangle, no matter how stretched, to fit together without gaps. But what about pentagons? These five-sided shapes are awkward, but some types fit together.

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New tessellation discovered News

by David, 31 August 2015 | 0 comments

If you wanted a really cool bathroom, what shape would you use for the tiles? Squares will work, or rectangles, or even hexagons. But can we use five-sided tiles?

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